Howie Mandel Poster

Quotes (8)

  • I'm from Canada, so Thanksgiving to me is just Thursday with more food. And I'm thankful for that.
  • [Who was leery about Deal or No Deal (2005)'s structure, until Rob first explained to him]: I thought it was a joke. Rob had this project board that looked like it had been made by an eight-year-old doing a school arts and crafts project. It made what I now know to be 'the board.' There were all these numbers and amounts on the board, and he cut out these little cards, which were the cases...I was looking at my buddy who I was sitting with, and I was going, 'This is a joke. I'm waiting for Ashton Kutcher to come around any minute.' Then [Rob] started playing the game with me, and I started getting into the game.
  • [If he joked a lot when he was attending school]: Yes, but nobody thought I was that funny. I was kind of a misfit, actually. When you're young, you want to be like everybody else, and I was like nobody else. I couldn't sit still. I was impulsive. I still am. What is now called a 'talent' did not serve me well as a child. I didn't have friends. I was really an outcast.
  • I thought that was funny, but nobody else did. I was mostly entertaining myself, though. My parents both had a great sense of humor, and always laughed a lot. One night, when they were watching Candid Camera, I finally understood what comedy was all about. I heard the laughter on television, I turned around and saw my parents laughing, and that's when I thought: 'This is great. This is what I can do. I'm gonna prank somebody.'
  • [Who always gave a damn, about adoring Norman Lloyd, who starred in St. Elsewhere (1982)]: I love Norman Lloyd. He is a legend. I have spent hours like a little kid while he regaled us with stories of Hitchcock. He teaches, he entertains. He is a legend!
  • [on his on- and off-screen chemistry with Norman Lloyd, who played Dr. Daniel Auschlander]: He was very inspirational between scenes, always cheering up everybody, and always smiles when Norman Lloyd passed through!
  • [Of Norman Lloyd]: Norman Lloyd is a great actor and is still around and certainly he was like a really good friend. He could regale us as stores -- He was in 'Spellbound' - Alfred Hitchcock's Spellbound (1945). He had great old Hollywood stories and connections that none of us 'youngins' had the experience. It was just fun to sit around and talk to him and hear the stories, I don't know if he was like a grandfather, he never lend me money or anything like that. He was certainly great to work with him, whenever I bump into him still, it's always a thrill.
  • I don't believe anybody's actually reading this magazine online. If they're online, they're looking at porn. [laughter] ABILITY is what they click to when their wife comes into the room: What are you doing? Reading that article from ABILITY, honey.